“The best experience of my life”

Here’s to another successful summer! Our Summer Institute wrapped up earlier this month with a joyous virtual showcase of art, writing, and performances created by our amazingly talented participants. Check out highlights from the showcase below and the full recording here! Our Showcase was a celebration of our very first summer offering two different programs. Aarushi Agni, our Summer Camp … Continue reading “The best experience of my life”

Building the cities we want

We can't believe the summer's nearly over!  We’re excited for you to join us to celebrate the incredible art, writing, and performances of our Institute participants at our Summer Showcase on August 5th. See below for more details, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on our Institute and Summer Camp programs!Here's what … Continue reading Building the cities we want

N. K. Jemisin + the Octavia Project, 3/10!

FREE and live on Zoom! On March 10th, award-winning author N. K. Jemisin will be sharing behind-the-scenes insights from her writing process and how sci-fi and fantasy can open new worlds, in discussion with the next generation of writers from NYC’s Octavia Project. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore, this event is free with a suggested donation … Continue reading N. K. Jemisin + the Octavia Project, 3/10!

Closing out the summer & our 2020 Virtual Showcase

Our 2020 Summer Institute ended on a high note with our first-ever Virtual Showcase! In case you missed it, you can now find a recording of the showcase.Our final week began with a Career Panel, which included professionals from the fields of medicine, game design, illustration, and animation. We spent the rest of the week finishing projects in preparation … Continue reading Closing out the summer & our 2020 Virtual Showcase

Building worlds, telling stories & learning to code

In the last two weeks, we've imagined new worlds, crafted stories, learned 3D modeling, coded games, studied astrology, and wrote fan fic (and that's not even all!)—scroll down to catch some of the highlights.First, Octavia Project co-founder and author, Chana Porter, came back to lead us in a world-building workshop. We made emergent maps of imaginary cities and then brought those worlds … Continue reading Building worlds, telling stories & learning to code

Characters, comics, community & more

Octavia Project Summer Institute 2020--virtual edition!  This summer's program may be different in some ways--gathering on Zoom instead of our cosy Classon Ave. spot--but a lot has remained the same: we're still building community, growing our skills, stretching our creativity, and finding joy together. We're just getting started, and already we've done so much...We kicked things off with … Continue reading Characters, comics, community & more